Six years ago, at 7:42am after three days of unproductive induced labor, we welcomed our Big Girl into the world via emergency c-section. In a moment, her presence marked a major change in our world and in us. Motherhood has not always been an easy journey, but it has been insightful, joyous, and full of fun. It is amazing to watch a tiny human being, dependent for everything except her own breath, transform into a person with ideas and opinions, hopes and dreams, skills and abilities. Just this morning as we all snuggled in bed celebrating and reflecting upon her birthday, Big Girl shared that she is looking forward to starting first grade, helping mommy cook, and riding her bike without the training wheels.
And of course, before she left for school we had our birthday photo shoot.